in libya. the white house said it never altered the cia's talking points, blaming the attack on al qaeda. former cia director petraeus told congress on friday the agency always knew that terrorism was involved. he's more. >> reporter: the mystery of who changeed the ci attacking -- on the libya attack deepens today as the white house weighs in and said no one there made the controversial changes. according to sources on capitol hill, former cia director general david petraeus told lawmakers on friday that the original cia unclassified memo said it was an al qaeda-linked terror attack. but that al qaeda part was excised in favor of a reference to extremist organizations. before, it was given to members of congress and administration officials. who made that change? the white house said that it only made one edit to the talking points, which was to call the ben ghazi site a government facility and not a consulate. white house deputy national security advisor ben rhodes told reporters today, quote, we were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment.